The Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) was established in the Executive Department in 1971 to act as the City's liaison with other cities and governmental agencies. In 1973, the IGA was moved to the Office of Executive Policy, and in 1975 was incorporated into the Office of Policy Planning. The Office of Intergovernmental Relations (OIR) became an independent agency in 1979, and absorbed the former Office of International Affairs in 1992. OIR represents and promotes the interests of the City of Seattle with federal, state, regional, local, tribal and international governments. OIR is the City's lobbyist during the State's legislative sessions.
The Seattle-King County Private Industry Council (PIC) focused on economic development and employment in the Puget Sound area. Its board was made up primarily of private sector business leaders, with a separate Joint Executive Board (JEB) comprised of local elected officials, including the mayor and a city councilmember from Seattle. In 2000, PIC was replaced by the Seattle-King County Workforce Development Council. The records include minutes from the PIC Board, the JEB, and several committees. The JEB minutes also include memos from OIR staff to the Seattle elected officials on the board outlining upcoming agendas and providing background information on agenda items.
Restrictions on Access :
Records are open to the public.Preferred Citation :
[Item and date], Seattle-King County Private Industry Council Minutes, Record Series 4001-03. Box [number], Folder [number]. Seattle Municipal Archives.
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